Hobbs hires new communications director from out of state
Christian Slater, a veteran Democratic communications strategist, will be Gov. Katie Hobbs’ next communications director, the governor announced on Monday.
Lawmakers should approve Senate bill to provide affordable housing to veterans
It’s time for our state government to take action to serve our veterans and Servicemembers, but just as importantly, for all Arizonans struggling with our state’s housing crisis.
Internal Veterans Affairs watchdog retires amid criticism
The acting inspector general of the Department of Veterans Affairs is retiring, a year after he issued a scathing report on problems at the Phoenix VA hospital.
Judge rules firing of Phoenix VA director was justified
A judge has ruled that the Department of Veterans Affairs was justified in firing the former director of its Phoenix office, but not because of delays in care and secret waiting lists that consumed the agency this year.
VA fires troubled Phoenix hospital director
Nearly seven months after the Department of Veterans Affairs became embroiled in a nationwide scandal, the agency fired the head of its troubled Phoenix hospital amid allegations of misconduct and cover-ups.
VA calls for firing of four officials; Phoenix director not on the list
The Department of Veterans Affairs has recommended the removal of four senior officials around the country, but missing from that list is the director of the troubled operation in Phoenix.
Congress doesn’t lack for solutions after VA problems hit the headlines
AMVETS spokesman David Gai said his organization is hoping for one comprehensive reform bill to fix problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Republicans offer alternative VA health care bill
WASHINGTON ai??i?? A bill proposed by four Senate Republicans would give veterans more flexibility to see a private doctor if they are forced to wait too long for an appointment at a Veterans Affairs hospital or clinic.
Report: 1,700 vets left off VA hospital wait list
Navy veteran Ken Senft turned to the Department of Veterans Affairs for medical care in 2011 after his private insurance grew too costly. It could have been a fatal mistake, he now says.
US House panel blasts VA officials as report uncovers problems in Phoenix
WASHINGTON – A House committee subjected Department of Veterans Affairs officials to a two-and-a-half-hour barrage of questions Wednesday about waiting lists and veteran deaths at the agency’s medical facilities.
Embattled VA Secretary Shinseki refusing to resign
WASHINGTON ai??i?? Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki brushed aside calls for his resignation on Thursday and got an unexpected political lifeline Thursday from House Speaker John Boehner in the wake of reports that 40 patients died because of delayed treatment at an agency hospital.
Veterans Affairs rejects call for Shinseki to quit
The American Legion called Monday for the resignations of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and two of his top aides amid an investigation into allegations of corruption and unnecessary deaths at the veterans' hospital in Phoenix.